I have gotten COD Ghosts after telling myself I won't because I got constnatly asked by my XBL friends to get it so we can play.
Here are my impressions so far
1. Multiplayer is same old same old. Nothing really new here .. some reskined stuff but the point is that it's COD.. it's still fun to play even though it's starting to feel REALLY stale. I like that they brought in stuff from BOPS 2 and the way you do perks and you can have 6 perks by sacrificing some things. MP even though feeling stale, has enough updates to make it feel not "really" like every other COD.. it is though, but it feels new after not playing BOPS 2 for a while.
2. The biggest issue with MP is that the maps are big and people are seemingly camping A LOT more than any other COD previously. I can't say I like this. It's really annoying when you have people over and over again, sitting in buildings in corners waiting for someone to run through and they shoot you in the back. Most people do this because footsteps have never been louder. I mean I like it because it gives value to dead silence but my god steps now are ridiculously loud. You can hear anyone from 2 rooms away.
3. After bad reviews about single player I have to say that I really enjoyed it. While the storytelling could have been better, this was a new storyline and I think it can be a great one. The single player was awesomely diverse. From driving, flying, and everything in between I never felt I was just storming into a room and shooting to continue. Compared to Battlefield 4 embarrassing single player COD Ghosts is really good.
4. But overall and by FAR, I enjoy Squads and Extinction. These modes are so great where you can play with friends against pretty damn good AI bots, you still rank up for MP and no annoying campers, and lone wolves. And it's also diverse modes which makes it fun TDM, Kill Confirmed, Blitz, Domination etc. Extinction is amazingly awesome. I could never get into Zombies in BOPS, but Extinction is just my cup of tea. Skill points, leveling up, increasingly more difficult alien attacks as you level up keep you really challenged. It's A LOT of fun.
Overall, even though initially I was saying crap about them releasing the same old game, I have to say after getting it, I have found value in this COD for the 60 bucks. I can't lie. And for that, they do deserve my money.